Friday, February 2, 2018
Lenin is said to have referred to Western sympathizers with communism as useful idiots, and the term has come to mean someone who is not bright enough to understand the significance of what he is doing but who can be put to good use by clever strategists. Carter Page may not be a useful idiot of Putin, but there seems to be no doubt that he is an idiot. Is this really the person in whose defense the Republicans want to cut their historic ties with the FBI and the Intelligence community? It seems a feckless choice. But then, perhaps any useful idiot in a media storm.